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2017 AIABaltimore and BAF Spring Lecture Series: Climate Change Migration

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Image: “Living Breakwaters Rebuild By Design Competition” courtesy SCAPE

1.5 AIA/CES LUs Available

FREE to attend, registration required.  Lecture begins at 6:00 pm followed by a reception.

Overview

This year’s Spring Lecture Series theme is Migration.

Migration is essential to human survival. Whether driven by the spirit of discovery or hope for a better life, whether forced by conflict or required for access to resources – massive change alters us in small ways and large. How do we adapt to these uncertainties in a mindful way? What are the predominant patterns we can learn from and look towards? Our four lectures explore conflict-driven migration, climate change migration, regional migration that crosses state lines and interplanetary migration to Mars. We hope that this assembled group of experts can help us appreciate how migration can be a uniting force.

Speaker Bio – Climate Change Migration

Gena Wirth, SCAPE
Gena Wirth is the Design Principal at SCAPE, a landscape and urban design studio in New York City. The firm focuses on the design and implementation of “regenerative living infrastructure” in public landscapes with the aim to enable positive change. The firm’s tools, methods, and completed projects are diverse. They expand the idea of what landscape architecture can be by producing installations, frameworks, and research books along with built landscapes. SCAPE’s projects range from stormwater streetscapes to large scale coastal infrastructure.

At the office, Ms. Wirth facilitates the translation of the team’s research into practice. She has an interdisciplinary background, having studied landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning and horticulture. She was Project Manager for SCAPE’s input into the SIRR project where she focused on harbor-wide strategies for coastal protection at a large scale. The Living Breakwaters winning design which Ms Wirth worked on, uses in-water infrastructure linked with on-shore education in Staten Island to enhance ecosystems and increase public awareness of them.  Ms. Wirth holds a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban Planning from Harvard University GSD. Her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture is from the University of Delaware.

Event Logistics

Lectures are held at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Falvey Hall of the Brown Center.

Public Transit:
The lecture location is within walking distance of several public transit options including:
-UB/Mount Royal Light Rail Stop
-Circulator Bus (Purple Line) at N. Charles and Mount Royal Avenue
-Penn Station: Amtrak/MARC

Parking:
100 free parking spots will be available in the RK&K parking lot at 81 W Mosher St, Baltimore. The lot is located at the east end of Mosher Street, one block east of Mt. Royal Avenue and accessible from the northbound lane only. The lot will close at 9pm.

Sponsored by the MD ASLA
Schedule

March 16 – Regional Migration
Garrett Dash Nelson, Dartmouth College
Amanda Kolson Hurley, Freelance Journalist

Reception sponsored by Manekin Construction

March 30 – Climate Change Migration
Gena Wirth, SCAPE

Sponsored by the MD ASLA

April 12 (on a Wednesday) – Conflict-Driven Migration
Eliza Montgomery & Don Weinreich, Ennead Lab

Sponsored by MICA + The Department of Architectural Design
Reception sponsored by Gutierrez Studios

April 27 – Migration to Mars
Jerry Van Eyke, !melk Landscape Architecture
Dr. Olga Bannova, Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture, University of Houston

Sponsored by Merritt Construction Services

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Thank you to our generous sponsors

Major Sponsors

Maryland ASLA
Merritt Construction Services**
MICA + The Department of Architecture

Reception Sponsors

Gutierrez Studios**
Manekin Construction**

Corinthian

American Cedar & Millwork*
Ayers Saint Gross
Building Envelope Consultants and Scientists
Centria Architectural Systems
Design Collective, Inc**
Forbes Design Center, LLC*
Forest City – New East Baltimore Partnership
Gensler*
Geraldine Pontius, AIA
Havtech*
Hord Coplan Macht, Inc*
Murphy & Dittenhafer, Architects
North Point Builders, Inc*
Open Works
Penza Bailey Architects, Inc.
Plano-Coudon, LLC*
Price Modern, LLC*
Site Resources, Inc*
Swirnow Building Systems
TW Perry*
Vision Technologies*
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company**
War Horse
Wohlsen Construction*

Ionic

Daft-McCune-Walker, Inc.
Faisant Associates
GWWO, Inc/Architects*
Haworth
James Posey Associates*
Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc
Potomac Valley Brick & Supply*
Rubeling & Associates, a JMT Division*
Skarda and Associates, Inc*
Structura, Inc
York Building Products

Doric

Ames & Gough*
Anne Gummerson Photography
APCO Graphics
Armada Hoffler Construction*
The Blue Book Network*
Brick + Board
BCT Architects
Centric Business Systems*
Cho Benn Holback + Associates, Inc*
Core Studio Design
DANA Insurance and Risk Management*
Doubledge Design, LLC*
EDSA*
Floura Teeter Landscape Architecture*
Hope Furrer Associates, LLC*
KCI Technologies*
MAG – Lighting Design, LLC
McLain Wiesand
Morabito Consultants, Inc*
National Facilities Management and Technology*
Phillips Way*
Preservation Maryland
Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLC (RK&K)*
Southway Builders*
Stantec Architecture*
Ziger/Snead Architects*

* = Annual Sponsor
** = Annual Sponsor and Lecture Series Sponsor

Details

Date:
March 30
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Organizer

AIABaltimore
Phone:
410.625.2585
Website:
http://www.facebook.com/AIABaltimore

Venue

MICA Brown Center – Falvey Hall
1301 W Mt Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
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